President Obama was on his way back to Washington D.C. Wednesday afternoon after wrapping up a three state western swing at the University of Colorado at Denver. There he touted his stalled jobs bill and offered more details on his plan to give students more flexibility with their financial aid debt.
Western swing-states with growing Latino populations were instrumental in sending President Obama to the White House in 2008. Now as he faces what’s expected to be a close contest for re-election in 2012, the President is counting on Latino voters in battleground states like Colorado again. Many Latinos as a voting block have long sided with Democrats. But the party isn’t taking anything for granted this go around, and neither are Republicans.
Denver was the last stop on President Barack Obama’s western tour to raise money for his re-election campaign and promote his new jobs plan. The President spoke to several thousand people at a largely Hispanic high school in southwest Denver on Tuesday. KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.
President Obama got a mostly warm reception in southwest Denver on Tuesday where he spoke to a crowd of students and many supporters at Abraham Lincoln High School. Many analysts and even residents of the predominately Latino neighborhoods around the school saw the choice as strategic.
President Obama will visit a southwest Denver high school later today to promote his jobs bill which includes millions of dollars for fixing up and modernizing schools across the country. The visit caps off a three-day swing through western states that the President carried in 2008.